One of the first and best surprises on these days of travel in Rome was the discovery of the Eggs restaurant, in the Trastevere neighborhood. The place was opened a little over a year ago, in the beginning of March 2017, but it has already become one of the favorites of the residents and, of course, of the tourists that stroll through the region.
As you can imagine by the name, eggs are the big stars of the house. There you can find from the classic organic chicken eggs, but also ostrich, quail, sea urchins and even caviar. The preparations are also the most varied: fried eggs, boiled eggs, Benedictines, poached… There is no lack of delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner ?
For those who are more daring, you can also order from the tasting menu The egg game that counts 6 dishes served in a “box” of eggs!
However, what took us there was the special carbonara menu. Well, that classic Italian dish appears in several versions. The base of the cream with eggs, water, pecorino cheese, parmesan, black pepper and bacon does not change, but the complements do! The truffle, artichoke and tuna dishes are just three of the 10 versions available there.
And as good tourists who do not waste any opportunity to taste typical dishes, of course we ordered an authentic carbonara at Eggs. Okay, mine wasn’t that traditional, after all, I’m a vegetarian. When I ordered mine without bacon the attendant was even upset, haha ?
Jokes aside, she super understood my point and offered a version with caramelized onions instead of bacon that was just wonderful. To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, this was definitely the best carbonara I’ve ever tasted in my life – and look, I’ve tried a lot of bacon, okay?
The place also offers a wide variety of craft beers, organic wines and has a super relaxed atmosphere, you know? The restaurant is very small, so it is worth making a reservation or arriving early to avoid queues, especially at dinner. Aah, for those who were curious about the desserts, the classic tiramisù made by hand and the crème brûlée are the most requested over there ?
Well, now you know where to eat on the day touring Trastevere, which, by the way, is one of the coolest and most beautiful neighborhoods in the Italian capital. I confess that I am in the mood to go back there on this trip, because it was worth every mouthful!
Address: Vicolo del Cedro, 26, 00153 – Trastevere, Rome
Opening Hours: from 8 am to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm